The Story of More – Book Review
Author: Hope Jahren
Genre: Environment, science, climate change
My rating: ★★★★☆
Release Date: Published 5th March, 2020 by Fleet
Format: Kindle, 224 pages
What did I think?
Hope Jahren’s ‘The Story of More’ has its place amongst books on the environment, vital in this current climate. Jahren uses anecdotes from her life to introduce material, mostly statistics about our planet and how we live, and a summary of possibilities that might help us. I think it’s the personal aspects that Jahren adds as she leads the reader through the book, that offer a gentleness against the stark numbers.
‘The Story of More is not one of my favourite books, however. I dragged my feet reading it, but when I got to the end, I found my favourite part. No, I’m not nasty, I don’t mean the end was the best bit. I mean, I loved the appendix. Focused on analysing your values and lifestyle to find areas in which change you make will have the most significant environmental effects, it was eminently practical. I rounded a three and a half star rating up to four. Still, I think those who are newer to reading about humanity’s environmental struggles will enjoy this book a lot more than I did.